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  • Open Polytechnic students celebrate graduation in Auckland

    When Waiheke Island’s Mariette Dodd began her psychology studies with Open Polytechnic during one of the most challenging times of her life, she never imagined that her study journey would ignite a fierce passion for learning that would lead her to completing her degree.

    Posted on 11 March 2020

  • Lecturer Neil Ballantyne leads the charge in social work

    The Open Polytechnic’s Neil Ballantyne has led the development of an open access version of Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work (the journal of the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers).
    The journal is now one of a number of open access journals hosted as part of the University of Otago’s OUR journal service. As a founder member of the journal's editorial collective Neil negotiated the hosting agreement with the University of Otago and co-edited the first open access issue with Simon Lowe of the University of Waikato. 

    Posted on 11 March 2020

  • STEMM festival – Online course design

    Open Polytechnic opened its campus doors to a number of organisations, community groups and individuals with an interest in online course design as part of the 2018 Hutt STEMM Festival.

    Posted on 11 March 2020

  • Open Polytechnic celebrates distance learning graduations

    To applause from their proud family and friends, Open Polytechnic distance learning graduates from throughout the lower North Island crossed the stage at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington recently [23 May, 3.30 pm] to receive their well-earned qualifications.

    Posted on 11 March 2020

  • New qualification aligns with changes for giving financial advice

    A new financial services qualification and continuing professional development course offered at Open Polytechnic will give financial advisers across New Zealand an up-to-date understanding of the latest changes to regulatory standards for giving financial advice. 

    Posted on 11 March 2020

  • Open Polytechnic and LearningWorks collaborate to train on-job assessors

    Open Polytechnic and LearningWorks have teamed up to co-develop a course that will train on-job assessors through online and blended learning.  

    Posted on 11 March 2020

  • Free ‘Get Ready’ Online Course

    The Open Polytechnic, New Zealand’s largest specialist provider of vocational distance learning, has welcomed the Government’s recent announcement that it will boost funding for literacy and numeracy training in the workplace.

    Posted on 11 March 2020

  • Open Polytechnic’s iQualify develops micro-credentials with IPWEA NZ

    A collaboration between Open Polytechnic’s iQualify online learning platform and the New Zealand branch of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) will see local engineers able to upskill through micro-credentials.

    Posted on 11 March 2020

  • Open Polytechnic delivers financial adviser CPD course

    Open Polytechnic’s new Continuing Professional Development course (CPD) for financial advisers is now open for enrolment. 

    Posted on 11 March 2020

  • Research benefits social work education in New Zealand

    The outcome of a three-year collaborative research project, Enhancing the readiness to practise of newly qualified social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand (Enhance R2P), has led to the launch of a new professional capabilities framework for social workers.

    Posted on 11 March 2020